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Cyrille van Effenterre

Visit by Counsellor of the French Embassy

Cyrille van Effenterre, the Counsellor of the French Embassy, Science and Technology, accompanied by Anne Simonin, the Head of "Maison Française d’Oxford", visited the Department on  Friday, 6 March. He attended the weekly meeting of the “Materials for Fusion and Fission Power” group, and gave  a presentation about the activities of the Embassy in the science and technology area.

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Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Assessment

The department is delighted to report an excellent performance in the 2014 REF announced in December. 60% of our Overall Research was awarded the highest 4* rating (outstanding), and in Impact we were the highest performing materials department in the UK with 90% of our submission receiving the 4* rating.   46% of our submitted Research Outputs were judged to be of 4* quality, and our average across all metrics of 3.58 places us a close 2nd in the UK.  This outcome confirms the department as world-class in materials science research, and we are grateful to our colleagues in industry and partner laboratories for their contribution to our success.